Travel+Leisure India|May 2020

From completing triathlons Ironman in 2015 and Ultraman in 2017 to freediving at 2° Celsius in Iceland, Milind Soman has been at the forefront of India’s fitness revolution. MITRAJIT BHATTACHARYA talks to the runner, swimmer, diver, actor, and model about his fitness mantra at home in the lockdown and his future travel goals.

How are you maintaining your fitness in this lockdown?

Mental strength is the most important aspect of dealing with situations that you are not used to and that might be uncomfortable. Stress needs to be understood, accepted, and dealt with in the most positive manner.

What are your workout and diet recommendations for people in quarantine?

I continue with my usual exercise: three-minute circuits every one or two hours. I choose simple bodyweight exercises like planks, pushups, and burpees. I miss road running though. When it comes to food, my choice is light and easy to digest. Since you have some time to focus on yourselves, it’s a good time to check how the food you eat- the cereals, the spices, and the style of cooking-influence your mood or your physical and mental energies.

Swimming, running, or diving- what if you had to choose one?

I love them all. It’s difficult to choose one, as the three are completely different and offer different thrills. If I had to choose one, it would be diving, as I don’t get to dive as often as I do the other two.


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May 2020